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  • The New School's Master of Science in Media Management offers you the tools, professional network, and practical experience you need to succeed in today's rapidly evolving media industries. Whether you want to advance your media career or build a new enterprise, our faculty of industry experts will give you a solid foundation in the latest concepts and practices for managing traditional and emergent media platforms.

    Students in The New School's Media Management graduate program are:

    • Multitalented managers and makers: They want to combine advanced business and leadership capacities with creative media-making and production skills.
    • Changemakers: These socially responsible, ethical professionals are committed to using media to make a positive impact on the world.
    • Diverse media leaders: Our students come from diverse backgrounds and from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the media industry.
    • International students: More than a third of those enrolled in our program come from outside of the United States, bringing varied cultural insights to the classroom.

    Through research, critical analysis, and internships, students learn the best practices for responsible and innovative leadership in all areas of media management.

    Students in this program also benefit from the resources, student networks, and faculty expertise of a university-wide community engaged in management and entrepreneurship.

    Areas of Specialization

    Keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date as markets change and technologies advance is critical to your professional success. Media management courses prepare students with the skills and strategies needed for the rapidly evolving media industry, focusing on six core areas of specialization:

    • Innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Marketing and media sales
    • Integrated media strategies
    • Data analytics
    • Business development
    • Project leadership

    Designed for Your Life

    The MS Media Management curriculum is dynamic and flexible. Create a schedule that suits your lifestyle, studying full-time or part-time, on campus in New York City or online from anywhere in the world. Classes on campus meet in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate the needs of working professionals.

    A Faculty of Industry Leaders

    Taught by a distinguished faculty from diverse media industries, MS Media Management students benefit from the professional insights that only leading industry executives, strategists, publishers, brand marketers, and entrepreneurs can provide. Students learn directly from practitioners and executives in established media organizations and start-ups who are transforming business models to meet the challenges of competition and technological innovation and disruption.

    Connected to New York City

    The New School's New York City location offers students unmatched opportunities to pursue professional internships at leading media firms and to build industry connections. New School students have recently held internships at companies including TIDAL, NBC News, CNN, BET, Sony Music Entertainment, and the Late Show on CBS. Our university campus, located in the center of Greenwich Village, offers academic resources and services that include on-site production facilities, scholarly and professional conferences and events, campus housing, and lifelong career services.

    Career Paths

    Our graduates can pursue their passions in many areas, including production, marketing, and business management for TV, film, radio, and digital media; branding and advertising; and media administration for commercial and nonprofit organizations.  

    To learn about career services at the New School, visit the Center for Student Success.

    STEM-Eligibility for International Applicants

    This program is STEM-designated. After graduating, eligible F-1 students in this program can apply for an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training at the end of their Post-Completion OPT.